In 2007, Cabinet approved a policy and strategy to implement Open Source to lower administration costs and enhance local IT skills. This move was backed by Themba Maseko, head of the Government Communication and Information System (at that time).
With high unemployment rates, is it not obvious to go Open?
Click here to download the full 2007 South African policy on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).
READ THE FULL ARTICLE FROM THE MAIL AND GUARDIAN: SA government goes open source | Arts and Culture | M&G.